Saturday, July 16, 2011

Twister Quilt

I couldn't wait to get going and finish this twister quilt.  So today I sewed the borders on so that I could start cutting it out.

I chose a multi coloured gold border.

I used the 8" twister ruler, a lead pencil,
and a Fons and Porter Ceramic pencil
to make the markings.

You can see the markings on the squares

The next steps are very crucial for it to work out correctly.

1.  The whole quilt has to be marked before you start to cut.

2.  You cut out one row at a time and sew it together.

3.  Then you sew each row together when they are finished.  Otherwise it will be almost impossible to put it together.

I have 4 rows completed.

Isn't this amazing. 

This is what it looked like before I cut it apart.

I will add more borders when it is finished. 


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Home from the Quilt Retreat

I arrived home yesterday from a wonderful 3 days of quilting with 3 wonderful friends.  We took time out to eat and have afternoon tea and we even enjoyed the hot tub.

My vehicle was so loaded down.

It didn't take us long to get the machines
set up and get to work
on our projects.

Joyce was making a Bed Scarf and
she had a nice screen room to
do use for cutting.

Still cutting.

Ready to be sewn together - 96 inches.

Maria is making a cushion cover
for her nephew who is
a fireman.

All finished.

Maria working on her mystery quilt.

Pierina is working on a table topper
that had large sunflowers on it
and around the border.

I finished sewing together these 10 inch
squares that will be made into
a twin sized twister quilt.
I still have to add a border before
I make the twisters.

I also completed my Christmas Wreath
in the twister pattern.
I think I have gone twister crazy.

All together

We did take time out for tea in the sun.

The back of the cabin (resort).

So peaceful.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ready for a Quilt Retreat

I am all packed and ready to leave for a 3 day quilt retreat on Hawkeye Lake.  The weather is suppose to be sunny and warm with a high of 30 C.  I will have lots to report when I get back and yes, I do have my camera packed.

See you all on Wednesday.